Michael Edward Stanfield, PhD, University of New Mexico, 1992, is an historian of modern Latin America, focusing on topics in the social and cultural history of various South American nations. A Spanish translation of his first book, Red Rubber, Bleeding Trees: Violence, Slavery and Empire in Northwest Amazonia, 1850-1933 (UNM Press, 1998), was published by Ediciones Abya-Yala, titled Caucho, conflicto, y cultura en la Amazonía Noroeste: Colombia, Ecuador, y Perú en el Putumayo, Caquetá, Napo, 1850-1933, in 2009. The University of Texas Press published his cultural history of beauty in Colombia in 2013, Of Beasts and Beauty; Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia. He is currently engaged in researching The Politics of Popular Music in Southern Cone for his next book project.
- PhD, University of New Mexico
- MA, San Diego State University
- BA, UC Berkeley
- Selected Publications
Of Beasts and Beauty: Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia (University of Texas Press, 2013)
Red Rubber, Bleeding Trees: Violence, Slavery, and Empire in Northwest Amazonia,1850-1933 (UNM Press, 1998)